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Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughtersby Jeannine Atkins
Synopses & Reviews
As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series.
Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, ALelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irène too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner.
Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.
Borrowed Names is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Told in vivid, compelling poems, this is the story of three daughters and their remarkable mothers whose work in literature, business, and science changed the world.
About the Author
Jeannine Atkins is the author of several books for young readers including Anne Hutchinsons Way. She teaches childrens literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and lives in Whatley, Massachusetts.
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